How would you you describe what you do and some of your styles look quite painful!
I’m a performance artist, devisor and designer. A lot of costume for performance generally often involves discomfort and sacrifice for the character. In kink and cabaret, we tend to take that to new levels!
Where and when did you start performing and why does dressing provocatively and performing hold such allure for you and for an audience?
I started performing professionally here in London in 2008 in Fetish clubs. Dressing up in costumes transforms us into the characters capable of expressing certain things we need to. Performing in public spaces with these expressions provides the allure of voyeurism and exhibitionism that can go along with that.
Sum up what makes an alternative performer?
Most of my professional work involves physical theatre discussing kink lifestyle and self-expression. Although I work in the performing arts and theatre genres, what keeps a lot of us in the raunchy ‘alternative’ shadows of cabaret is the subject matter of the work itself; sexuality, subversion, politics, sub-cultural issues.
How do you come up with your outfit ideas and do you have any special designers etc?
Some garments come from conceptual collections I’ve made, but most big character pieces will be unique and inspired by the subject itself. For example, my hand-painted skull hood I like to wear for Berlin,Berlin is inspired by macabre and surreal Weimar art illustrations by Otto Dix.
How important is it for people to have the escape of clubland in this digital era?
We need as many human-to-human, community based, real life cultural experiences as possible. It’s becoming more and more vital.
Do you follow any other performers or club kids or performers?
Of course! My colleagues are talented and entertaining. Too many to name them all, but to name some we’ve got to mention Marnie Scarlet, Synth Icorn, Virgin Xtravaganzah, Syban, Lolo Brow, Lily SnatchDragon, Scarlet O’Hora, Elegance n’ Violence, Apple Tart and Snake Fervor.
Lastly! What look have you got lined up for Berlin Berlin on April 21st at EGG LDN?
Not telling! But it will be big, extravagant and in keeping with the theme of Berlin Berlin’s theatrical Weimar debauchery.
Beatrix Carlotta lights up Berlin Berlin on Saturday April 21st alongside A Man To Pet, Lilith D’Lust, Virgin Xtravaganzah, Kokeine Tyson, Luke Harris, Parma Ham and Von Kuntz. Powering up the decks are PORNCEPTUAL DJs Mss Vtk/TRACKs, Deepneue and Fidelity Kastrow whilst on the Ground Floor Jonty Skrufff, Oliver Marquardt, Peter Schumann and the Egg Ldn resident, Luther Vine keep things moving till sunrise. In the Loft catch East London’s Homostash crew with DJs Tafkanik, Pavline, Anahita Shamsaei and The Sexshooters. All info at www.egglondon.co.uk
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